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  • Corps steps up flows to Caloosahatchee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will step up releases from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) to the Caloosahatchee estuary. Starting Saturday, May 18, the Corps will increase the pulse release to the Caloosahatchee estuary to a 7-day average rate of 800 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). Flows to the St. Lucie estuary remain at zero cfs as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps takes action to lower Lake Okeechobee in advance of wet season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase flows from Lake Okeechobee to stem the recent rise in water levels and to reduce the probability of high-volume releases during the wet season. The Corps will use Additional Operational Flexibility as defined by the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule to increase flows for the next three weeks. Starting Saturday, February 23, and continuing for the next 21 days, the Corps will release water to the Caloosahatchee estuary at an average rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam, and to the St. Lucie estuary from the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) at an average rate of 500 cubic feet per second. Additional runoff from rain in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie basins could occasionally result in flows that exceed one or both targets.
  • Corps further reduces flows from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced another decrease in discharges from Lake Okeechobee that will take effect this weekend.
  • Corps to increase water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee next week to ensure adequate storage capacity is available for the remainder of the wet season.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduces water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has reduced the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee as a result of changes in seasonal forecasts.
  • Corps to extend water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will extend water releases from Lake Okeechobee, in an effort to offset rising levels of saltwater in the Caloosahatchee River as part of the multi-purpose project responsibilities.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to extend water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will extend water releases from Lake Okeechobee for at least another week in an effort to offset rising saltwater levels in the Caloosahatchee River.
  • Corps to extend water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will extend water releases from Lake Okeechobee, in an effort to offset rising levels of saltwater in the Caloosahatchee River.
  • Corps to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will continue releasing water from Lake Okeechobee, sending additional fresh water into the Caloosahatchee Estuary.